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Table 1.62c
Percent of live-born infants with low birth weight (less than 2,500 grams), by State, 1998 and 2002
  2002 1998
State Number Percent Standard error Number Percent Standard error
United States 314,077 7.8 0.0 298,208 7.6 0.0
Alabama 5,825 9.9 0.1 5,747 9.3 0.1
Alaska 579 5.8 0.2 593 6.0 0.2
Arizona 5,938 6.8 0.1 5,326 6.8 0.1
Arkansas 3,204 8.6 0.1 3,271 8.9 0.1
California 33,824 6.4 0.0 32,476 6.2 0.0
Colorado 6,067 8.9 0.1 5,138 8.6 0.1
Connecticut 3,258 7.8 0.1 3,406 7.8 0.1
Delaware 1,102 9.9 0.3 885 8.4 0.3
District of Columbia 866 11.6 0.4 1,003 13.1 0.4
Florida 17,320 8.4 0.1 15,752 8.1 0.1
Georgia 11,915 8.9 0.1 10,458 8.5 0.1
Hawaii 1,450 8.3 0.2 1,284 7.5 0.2
Idaho 1,284 6.1 0.2 1,164 6.0 0.2
Illinois 14,725 8.2 0.1 14,568 8.0 0.1
Indiana 6,463 7.6 0.1 6,718 7.9 0.1
Iowa 2,489 6.6 0.1 2,385 6.4 0.1
Kansas 2,757 7.0 0.1 2,691 7.0 0.1
Kentucky 4,657 8.6 0.1 4,416 8.1 0.1
Louisiana 6,774 10.4 0.1 6,757 10.1 0.1
Maine 853 6.3 0.2 800 5.8 0.2
Maryland 6,607 9.0 0.1 6,232 8.7 0.1
Massachusetts 6,046 7.5 0.1 5,630 6.9 0.1
Michigan 10,363 8.0 0.1 10,403 7.8 0.1
Minnesota 4,251 6.3 0.1 3,788 5.8 0.1
Mississippi 4,635 11.2 0.2 4,337 10.1 0.1
Missouri 6,034 8.0 0.1 5,890 7.8 0.1
Montana 755 6.8 0.2 754 7.0 0.2
Nebraska 1,817 7.2 0.2 1,534 6.5 0.2
Nevada 2,445 7.5 0.1 2,172 7.6 0.2
New Hampshire 914 6.3 0.2 821 5.7 0.2
New Jersey 9,185 8.0 0.1 9,155 8.0 0.1
New Mexico 2,225 8.0 0.2 2,039 7.6 0.2
New York 19,802 7.9 0.1 20,198 7.8 0.1
North Carolina 10,514 9.0 0.1 9,854 8.8 0.1
North Dakota 486 6.3 0.3 518 6.5 0.3
Ohio 12,334 8.3 0.1 11,817 7.7 0.1
Oklahoma 4,019 8.0 0.1 3,529 7.2 0.1
Oregon 2,608 5.8 0.1 2,426 5.4 0.1
Pennsylvania 11,685 8.2 0.1 11,077 7.6 0.1
Rhode Island 1,019 7.9 0.2 949 7.6 0.2
South Carolina 5,455 10.0 0.1 5,129 9.5 0.1
South Dakota 765 7.2 0.2 599 5.8 0.2
Tennessee 7,106 9.2 0.1 7,008 9.1 0.1
Texas 28,646 7.7 0.0 25,402 7.4 0.0
Utah 3,164 6.4 0.1 3,044 6.7 0.1
Vermont 409 6.4 0.3 428 6.5 0.3
Virginia 7,888 7.9 0.1 7,468 7.9 0.1
Washington 4,604 5.9 0.1 4,543 5.7 0.1
West Virginia 1,855 9.0 0.2 1,669 8.0 0.2
Wisconsin 4,538 6.6 0.1 4,400 6.5 0.1
Wyoming 553 8.4 0.3 557 8.9 0.4

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System—Natality.

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